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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    Start date: To be confirmed; Duration: 3-4 years.

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Visual Neuroscience is a research area in which you can focus your studies within our PhD programme in Vision Sciences.

Distinctive features

  • International centre of excellence
  • Laboratory suites equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for cell and organ culture, histology, neuroscience, protein analysis, molecular biology, gene transfection, molecular genetics, absorption/emission spectroscopy, and microscopic imaging
  • Has made a number of novel discoveries in the context of this theme:
  • Identification of the gene responsible for the major form of optic atrophy
  • Lipofuscin is a photoinducible free radical generator that causes cell dysfunction
  • Matrix metalloproteinases are upregulated in the development of myopia in mammals and identification of a new member of the MMP family
  • Damage to the centrifugal visual system alters eye development and its retractive state, suggesting that the brain influences emmetropisation
  • Developed innovative experimental or genetic models for studying corneal transplantation, ocular development, glaucoma and optic atrophy, neural tracing, oxidative damage to the retina and a variety of eye diseases
  • Supported by grants from the MRC, BBSRC, Wellcome Trust, NIHR/NISCHR, EU, Medical Charities, Health Service and the private sector.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 103 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    150 66%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    69th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    96th

    17

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